In Memory of Dr. Erica Garza

Erica was also a much-loved and very active member of the South Austin Rotary Club. She lived by the motto “Service Above Self”. She held multiple positions including club secretary, club treasurer, vice-president, and president. She received multiple awards including South Austin Rotarian of the Year, Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Group Study Exchange Student Sponsor, and Rotary Roll of Fame award. Erica was absolutely a proud and respected Rotarian. Her biggest accomplishment while in the Rotary Club was meeting the love of her life Landon Keith Spillmann. After they were introduced at a Rotary meeting, they immediately began dating and became inseparable. They married on April 26, 2014, at Lost Pines in Bastrop, Texas. It was a beautiful ceremony with all her family and friends there to share in her special day. Erica and Landon enjoyed 10 beautiful years together.
In Memory of Dr. Erica Garza 2024-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
South Austin and Austin Southwest Rotary Join Forces 2024-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Constructs Gaga Pit for Sunset Elementary

DAP Grant project was a huge success!  11 members participated plus 4 guests and lots of Girl Scouts from Troop 1984 and their parents! Rotary Club of South Austin teamed up with Girl Scout Troop 1984 and Sunset Elementary School to build something truly special for the kids: a brand new Gaga Pit! We're thrilled to provide this fun and active space for students to enjoy recess and build friendships. Huge thanks to everyone who helped make this project a reality! Together, we're making a positive impact in our community.
South Austin Constructs Gaga Pit for Sunset Elementary 2024-04-16 05:00:00Z 0

March Madness Fundraiser 

It is time for March Madness! We are doing a NCAA Men's basketball pool this year as a fundraiser. Cost to enter is $25 for each entry and you may enter more than once. 50% of entry fees will be kept by our club as a fundraiser. The remaining 50% will be divided out between the 1st and 2nd place winners. The amount awarded to winners will be determined once we know how many entries we have. 
March Madness Fundraiser 2024-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Rotarian - Patty Hoyt 2024-03-09 06:00:00Z 0

Packing Meals for Our Neighbors In Need

Clare, Shirley, Mickie, Satch, and Scott worked the Central Texas Food Bank workday this week and they reported that it was a lot of fun!  They bagged over 7000 pounds of fresh vegetables (sweet potatoes, beets and parsnips)! Impact of  this service project: The group packed 510 boxes of food which will provide 5,994 meals for our neighbors in need.
Packing Meals for Our Neighbors In Need 2024-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Wanted - January 30th 2024-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
South Austin Rotary Club Takes Action: Empowering Men Through November Clothing Drive 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays from South Austin Rotary 2023-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Erica Garza

Member Spotlight for May is Dr. Erica Garza, Medical Director, VCA Ben White Animal Hospital. Erica Garza has been with VCA since 2003.  She grew up on a farm in Marion, TX and obtained her undergraduate degrees of Biology and Chemistry from Southwest Texas State University (nka Texas State University).  Her DVM was obtained at Texas A&M University.   She interned in Los Angeles, California (home of the stars!) with a focus on internal medicine and cardiology.
 
Member Spotlight - Erica Garza 2023-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Fights Hunger!

South Austin Rotary Club along with the Austin Westlake Rotary Club worked at the Central Texas Food Bank today making up ten pound bags of fresh vegetables...carrots, sweet potatoes and russet potatoes to help feed our neighbors. In addition to helping  provide over 3,000 meals to those in need, a good time was had by all!  
South Austin Rotary Fights Hunger! 2023-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Night at the Ballpark 2023-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Teams Up with Doodle Dandy Rescue

In a heartwarming display of community spirit and dedication to a noble cause, members of the South Austin Rotary Club recently joined forces with Doodle Dandy Rescue, an organization committed to rescuing and rehoming doodles and other deserving dogs. Together, we organized a fundraiser that not only raised funds but also created a ripple of goodwill within the community.
South Austin Rotary Teams Up with Doodle Dandy Rescue 2023-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Scott Thomas

February Member Spotlight is Scott Thomas. South Austin Rotary is all about service, community and family! Meet Scott Thomas: I am from Lockhart, TX. I have been in Austin TX off and on since 2002. I worked for a short time in Fredericksburg TX at my uncle’s Vineyard. I decided I wanted to go to college. I graduated from TX State in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in management.
Member Spotlight - Scott Thomas 2023-09-09 05:00:00Z 0
Check Donation to Galindo Elementary to Support Literacy 2023-09-09 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Spotlight - Patti Harrison

South Austin Rotary is all about service, community and family! Meet Patti Harrison: I was born in Mt.Clemens Michigan. I moved to Rome NY at age two and Austin at age 10.I was married to Charlie for 47 years. He passed away summer if 2019. I have two sons , Brandon and Patrick. I am a retired teacher. Sophie and Tex are my two rescue dogs. I enjoy swimming ,taking walks with my dogs and college football.
Membership Spotlight - Patti Harrison 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Chandler Lawn


South Austin Rotary is all about service, community and family! Meet member Chandler Lawn: Current UT Law Student, Past member of Google's legal team, and Fulbright Spain grantee. Chandler attends University of Texas School of Law. She is preparing for a career in Intellectual Property Law. Lifelong teacher and Student.
Member Spotlight - Chandler Lawn 2023-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
South Austin Rotary - Through the Years 2023-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Installation of Free Lending Library & Rotary Bench

 May 6th installation of  the Free Lending Library and Rotary bench at Sunset Valley Elementary School located near Tony Berger Center. We also planted a tree. It looks great!  Thanks to Satch, Jim, Simon, Lisa, Mickie and Shirley.  This project is now  complete except for filling the library with books, so…you guessed it. Next project - collecting books for the library!
Installation of Free Lending Library & Rotary Bench 2023-05-11 05:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Jeff Christner

SOUTH AUSTIN ROTARY is all about service, community and family! Meet Jeff Christner: I was born in the panhandle city of Canadian, Texas on Christmas Eve. Grew up in the panhandle near our family ranch. Graduated from U.T. Austin in 1984. Began my banking career in 1987 in Galveston. I have been in my current position with ABC Bank since 2001. I've been married to my wife, Milli for 37 years. We have two daughters, Emily and Chesney. We currently live in central Austin.
Member Spotlight - Jeff Christner 2023-05-11 05:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Rachel El Shamy

SOUTH AUSTIN ROTARY is all about service, community and family! Meet Rachel El Shamy: Rachel is an active citizen of the local community and is involved with helping out at South Austin Rotary Club, Foster Village, Keep Austin Beautiful, and Community First Village. Rachel enjoys traveling and adventure in her downtime.
Member Spotlight - Rachel El Shamy 2023-03-21 05:00:00Z 0

Finishing Touches for Mainspring Schools Project 

This past Saturday. members completed the last phase for the Mainspring Schools Project adding shingles to the two toy sheds that we built this past fall. Shout out to - Jim McComb, Simon Garza, Lisa Killough, Laura Quilici and Shirley Diepenbrock for all your hardwork! 
Finishing Touches for Mainspring Schools Project 2023-03-20 05:00:00Z 0

March Madness Fundraiser

March Madness is here! Please help support our South Austin Rotary Club by joining our March Madness Pool. $25 play. Winner gets 25% of the pot and 75% goes back to South Austin Rotary Club so they can continue to support the Austin community with their "Service Above Self." Click to Join.
March Madness Fundraiser 2023-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build Project

On March 4th, our members joined the Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest and the Texas Ramp Project Austin to build a much needed wheelchair ramp for a family in need. It was a awesome day to be a Rotarian! #ServeToChangeLives 
Ramp Build Project 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

March Virtual Blood Drive

How do I donate blood?
You must make an appointment. Either use the website weareblood.org or call 512-206-1266.  They will need to collect your contact information.  If you go through the website, they will ask you to set up a username and password.  Then just follow the instructions they give you. Be sure you use our SARC group code of D867, and confirm this when you get to the appointment.
 
Where should I go?  
We Are Blood has four locations around town.  For our South Austin Club members, the most convenient location will likely be the South Austin location at 3100 W. Slaughter Lane. Questions - Contact Laura Quilici at lmquilici@gmail.com or 512-567-6472
March Virtual Blood Drive 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Jim McComb

January Member Spotlight: Jim McComb. SOUTH AUSTIN ROTARY is all about service, community and family! Meet our Club Treasurer, Jim McComb: Retired commercial general contractor, first joined Rotary in1978, St Charles Mo. work transfer to Austin in 1984 & joined South Austin Rotary. Business travel kept me from making meetings so I transferred to Austin down town.
Member Spotlight - Jim McComb 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Rick Collins

March Member Spotlight, Club President Rick Collins. South Austin Rotary is all about service, community and family! Meet Rick: For a long time, I had thought about getting involved in Rotary.  I attended a Toastmasters/Rotary combined session to explore mutual interests - and the Rotary representatives “had me from Hello”.  I joined the South Austin Rotary Club in January 2022.  It’s a great way to serve with a great group of people in a great organization!
Member Spotlight - Rick Collins 2023-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Wanted for Ramp Build 2023-02-06 06:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Shirley Dipenbrock

Member Spotlight for December is Shirley Moyer Diepenbrock. Meet Shirley, "After retiring, I began searching for a way to meet other professionals of integrity who enjoy doing community service when a good friend invited me to the South Austin Rotary club. I joined in January of 2022 and I'm making friends and having fun...it’s just what I was looking for!"
Member Spotlight - Shirley Dipenbrock 2023-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Jenny Turney

April Member Spotlight is Jenny Turney. SOUTH AUSTIN ROTARY is all about service, community and family! Meet member Jenny Montgomery Turney - #Rotarian for 4 years, passionate about volunteering and making an impact in the community and a Duck Fan!
 
Member Spotlight - Jenny Turney 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas from South Austin Rotary 2022-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Santa Elves at South Austin

Satch, Jenny, Shirley and Patrick  did the Foster Angels gift wrapping on Tue, 12/6.  They were very organized and it was fun!  Our club sponsored Sammy and he got everything he asked for on his Christmas Wish List.  Thank you SARC for your generosity. A total of $1000 in gifts and cash was donated and we had enough left over for a $300 check to Foster Angels.   
Santa Elves at South Austin 2022-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Granting Wishes of Toy Sheds for Mainspring School

 

It all started with a Wish List.  Jim McComb noticed that Mainspring Schools had two toy sheds on their Wish List last year.  He made a visit to the school and saw the very old, quite small, worn out storage sheds on their playground and said to himself, “This would make a good Rotary project!”.
 

Granting Wishes of Toy Sheds for Mainspring School 2022-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
Mobile Loaves & Fishes Donation 2022-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Clothes Closet - Service Project

South Austin members gathered this past Saturday to help orgnaize the "Clothes Closet" a non-profit run by member Mickie Powers. The Clothes Closet serves folks in a 170 bed transitional housing facility who are trying to start their lives over. The Clothes Closet had tons of clothes that needed to be rewashed and made ready to be hung up. 
Clothes Closet - Service Project 2022-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteers Needed for July 16th

Date: Saturday, July 16th from 8:30 – 10:30 to help straighten out the clothes closet at Mickie’s Soup Kitchen
Address: 2101 E. Ben White (one door west of Pint House Pizza) SE Corner of Woodward and Ben White
 
Contact Jenny Turney or Laura
Volunteers Needed for July 16th 2022-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Simon Garza Receives Cliff Dochterman Award 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at Work!

Shout out to Rotarians: Satch, Rick and Shirley for their hardwork building our Mini Library. Thank you for your service!
Rotarians at Work! 2022-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

Fighting Hunger in South Austin

Seven Rotations from two clubs … South Austin and Westlake … worked for three hours sorting and inspecting donated food prior to distribution to those in need.  2500 pounds were processed which equates to >3,000 meals. A cash donation from Rotary District 5870 was also made which will provide for another 15,000+ meals.
Fighting Hunger in South Austin 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Fighting Hunger Around The World

This past Saturday, South Austin Rotary hosted a Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event at the Oakhills Methodist Church. Volunteers from the church and the community joined South Austin Rotary to pack 15,000 in under 2 hours! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!
Fighting Hunger Around The World 2022-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Remarkable Woman Mickie Powers helps humans and animals down on their luck

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Our own Mickie Powers is a finalist on the KXAN News most remarkable Women in Texas. Check out her interview: 
 

With a name like Mickie Powers, you’d think she’s a superhero. You’re right — but she’s not the kind of superhero who lives in the imagination, movies or books. She’s the kind of superhero who lives in Austin with a very real power of changing lives.

“I enjoy the shine in someone’s eyes when they say ‘I got a job,'” she said. “It’s just real important for me to see that and help people out.”

Powers is a retired middle school science teacher, cancer survivor and now the volunteer director at Common Ground ATX, a 170-bed facility in south Austin that houses people off the streets, out of jail or out of luck.

“Some of them are job hunting. I might help them with a resume, bus passes, getting them food that they need and that sort of thing,” Powers said.

Remarkable Woman Mickie Powers helps humans and animals down on their luck 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger Packing Event

Come join us on April 23, 2022 at 9AM-1PM for the RISE AGAINST HUNGER PACKING EVENT! The event will be held at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 US-290. Help us feed the hungry! Click to Volunteer.
 
Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. 
Rise Against Hunger Packing Event 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary BUILDS for Local Families
 

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Todos Juntos Learning Center honored the Rotary Club of South Austin for their work on the center’s playground with the Communicado Award at TJLC’s “Power of Language Gala” on Feb. 17.

“Being one of the Comunidad Award Recipients this year is quite the honor for our South Austin Rotary Club,” said Club President Jenny Turney. “Our partnership with Todos Juntos’s staff and students has deepened our understanding of how important community and the value and access of education is for all ages, races, and income levels.”

TJLC works to improve the future of Central Texas by creating a path to academic and economic success for low-income families through education and related resources.

“We are honored to serve alongside them in their endeavor to continue their mission to create a better tomorrow for Central Texas” said Club President, Jenny Turney.

This past year, South Austin Rotary renovated and refurbished the playground at the new location of the TJLC. The work included building a ramp, sandbox, cleaning up playground equipment and the grounds. Their goal to create a safe outdoor learning space and play area for local kids.

South Austin Rotary BUILDS for Local Families  2022-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Lisa!

Congratulations to Lisa Killough who was recognized as a Major Donor at the District Foundation Gala.
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Serving Up Holiday Meals 

South Austin Rotary supports a soup kitchen at a 170 bed transitional housing facility in southeast Austin. Christmas day there saw a big splurge meal for more than 100 residents and some folks living in some nearby homeless camps. South Austin Rotary member Mickie Powers and two residents Billy and Dave helped serve food to the folks lined up outside in the courtyard. Adrian, the wonderful cook, smoked brisket and made all the trimmings before leaving to be with his family for the afternoon.
Serving Up Holiday Meals 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0

Spreading Holiday Cheer to Local Kids

We love spreading holiday cheer! South Austin Rotary elves were busy this week collecting toys to be donated to the Rivercity Youth Foundation. Happy Holidays everyone!
Spreading Holiday Cheer to Local Kids 2021-12-25 06:00:00Z 0

Tamale Fundraiser Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated, contributed and helped with our 2021 Tamale Fundraiser.  It takes a village to raise money! We sold 284 cases (568 doz) tamales to over 130 customers!   We had five sponsors.  We also had several members who had customers that made donations. 
Tamale Fundraiser Recap 2021-12-13 06:00:00Z 0

South Austin Supporting Local Kids

Clubs members gathered at Todos Juntos Learning Center this past Saturday to continue our work for creating a safe outdoor learning space and play area at Todos Juntos Learning Center in South Austin. See the photos.
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Supporting the E-Club Mobile Food Drive 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

It's Tamale Time in South Austin

Tamale Season is here again, and The South Austin Rotary Club has a great way for you to get Tasty Tamales delivered straight to you or a loved one... and MAKE A DIFFERENCE at the same time! Delivery will be the weekend of December 4th and orders must be received by Monday, November 22nd.

2 dozen per CASE (of the same filling): $35
Choose between Ancho Chili Pork, Chicken Tomatillo, and Black Bean & Corn (vegan)
All tamales are gluten-free
 
Our Annual Fundraiser supports these projects:
  • Renovation projects at Todos Juntos, a dual education program for preschoolers and parents
  • Literacy Support at Galindo Elementary School
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Camp—RYLA Scholarships
  • Meals on Wheels, and support of Local Homeless Communities
  • Landscaping projects at Community First! Village
  • Sponsoring Youth Exchange Students
  • Christmas Presents for Big Brothers & Big Sisters
  • Water Wells in and School Supplies for Communities in South Africa
  • Mosquito Nets in Sudan and Medical Supplies in Mexico
…..and More
 
Please consider making a purchase and know that not only are you getting great tamales ...but your purchase is supporting the many projects of The South Austin Rotary Club!  Click to order
It's Tamale Time in South Austin 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

Full House

President Simon Garza presiding over the first in person regular Rotary meeting since the pandemic shut us down. We were back at the Red Robin with our  attentive waiter Josh. Three potential visitors attended who had been with us at one of our in-person happy hours. We were particularly thrilled to see two of our members who have dealt with major medical issues this past year. 
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District Conference & Multi - Event Bash 2021-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Mickie Powers! 2021-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

Good Deeds Go Farther Than Expected

South Austin Rotary is a supporter of the soup kitchen directed by Rotary member Mickie Powers.  When that Kitchen gets donations that it cannot use, many other people can benefit. Recently excess bread, pastries, and vegetables helped the people at the State of Texas Homeless Camp on South Highway 183 a mile or so north of Highway 71. The food was sorted at the soup kitchen after which the excess was delivered by van to the camp where hundreds hundreds have pitched tents and makeshift structures on 5 acres of asphalt.  Mickie says visiting this place always leaves her in disbelief that this place is in America.
Good Deeds Go Farther Than Expected 2021-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Provided Easter Meals for The Needy

Message, from Mickie Powers, Director of South Austin Market Place Transitional Housing: " I want to thank you on behalf of the residents of South Austin Market Place Transitional Housing. You have  generously supported our soup kitchen and today we had a marvelous Easter meal. Our menu included turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes stuffing, fruit salad, green bean casserole and an ice cream sundae. Your support of the kitchen on behalf of some of our most needy is truly in keeping with the Rotarian value of making a difference.  In this picture, one of our residents, Paul Everson, is helping me serve. There are others further back in the kitchen who volunteered. The lineup of the people cannot be seen out the door and down the courtyard. We served about 90 people today."
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Service Project - Dignity Bags for the Homeless 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build Dedication

Todos Juntos Learning Center honored our Club with a plaque on their new ramp. In fact, they named the ramp after our own Jim McComb who designed the ramp. WOO HOO!! 
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New Member Orientation Breakfast

For our first live get together since the Covid shut down, we planned an orientation for new members.  Mickie Powers was given a plaque with gavel as the recent past president.  Some of thr members attended through a zoom connection. 
New Member Orientation Breakfast 2020-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member - Satch Nadir! 2020-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Service Project at Todos Juntos 2020-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Sage Sanderson! 2020-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

Roll Of Fame Honoree - Jim McComb

Cheers out to Jim McComb for receiving the Rotary District 5870 Central Texas Roll of Fame Award!! This award is given for outstanding exemplification of the spirit of Rotary in their community, their club and Rotary International. 
Roll Of Fame Honoree - Jim McComb 2020-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Linda & Monique!

 
Super proud of members Linda Voigt & Monique Hodges for their outstanding service in promoting the Rotary Fondation and it's goal of World Understanding and Peace!
Congratulations Linda & Monique! 2020-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Surprise Car Parade for PDG Jim Henry 2020-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Supports Frontline Heroes

Volunteers got together at 5 AM, picked up the tacos, and proceeded to the two different police stations. The 6 o’clock-ish hour was decided upon because there is a shift change and that way the people coming off and the people coming on would both get to participate in the enjoyment of the food.
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South Austin Rotary Helps Soup Kitchen During Pandemic

South Austin Rotary has been helping a soup kitchen in South East Austin at South Austin Market Place transitional housing facility that houses more than 170 people in a high risk environment. People live in single and double rooms there and share the bathroom and shower facilities making the potential for virus spread higher than average. The Rotary club as well as individual members have contributed not only financially to help purchase food but also have contributed plastic ware, cups and carry out styrofoam containers in which to distribute the dinners. These containers are very important since the residents are no longer allowed in the kitchen with their own plates to walk through a buffet type line. Their plate is pre-prepared and handed out the door to each person waiting in the line outside with 6 foot spacing for those waiting. 
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Donations Needed for IE INC - Soup Kitchen 2020-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Activate Your Service 2020-04-08 05:00:00Z 0

Meetings Cancelled

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With everything going on and following the guidelines set forth, we have cancelled our weekly meetings for the month of March. Stay tuned for our the announcement of our next meeting!
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Wheelchair Ramp Project

The Rotary Club of South Austin, Rotary Club of  Austin-Southwest and friends with Texas Ramp project joined together to build a much needed wheelchair ramp this past weekend. We got it built in less than time estimated! Thanks to all who pitched in to help these folks!
Wheelchair Ramp Project 2020-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

Todos Juntos Fundraiser

The Todos Juntos fundraiser was Thursday night, February 6, at St. Davids Episcopal Church. At least 10 Rotarians from several different clubs, including ours, volunteered to help with their project. An immigrant mother spoke and told the group what the organization had done for her and her family in helping them to learn the English language, so they could integrate into our society better. In addition, we are planning to make helping with Todos Juntos’ new facility our DAP grant project for next Rotary year.

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South Austin Christmas Party

Members of South Austin Christmas party played bingo after their wonderful Christmas meal. Member Heidi Wittenborn organized and ran the game.  All of the selections on the bingo cards were words and phrases from grinch stories. This certainly challenged the older members of the group, many of whom had not read and did not have familiarity with  grinch stories, phrases, and characters. The party was at the home of Landon and ‘Erica Garza’ and was a potluck style meal except for the wonderful pot roast provided by  Erica and Landon.  Immediately after dinner and before Bingo the group sang Christmas songs and we’re accompanied by member Brother Mueller on his portable keyboard.
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Literacy Support Activity

South Austin Rotary members helped students at Galindo elementary wrap books for Christmas gifts in their school library.  The South Austin Club has been a long time supporter of the school’s library.   Students chose two books from a great selection in both English and Spanish.  The student was permitted to keep one book and have the other wrapped to give to a friend.  
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Corporate Sponsor Donation

Jeff Christner, a South Austin Rotary Club member, presents a $1000 corporate Sponsor contribution from ABC Bank to Lisa Killough.  Thank you ABC Bank!!
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Clothes Closet Project

South Austin Rotary members met in November to refurbish A clothes closet for a south Austin nonprofit that serves low income and homeless folks, as well as many recently released from prison. This was a project financed by the DAP  grant. The project included The purchase of new racks, size marking materials as well as other supplies.  Members met To assemble the racks and sort the clothes, putting them in the proper places on racks so that they are more easily accessible to those using the closet.
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End Polio Now Fundraiser at BJ's

South Austin Rotary and BJ’s Restaurant will be hosting an END Polio Now Fundraiser ALL DAY on Oct. 24th! Come eat at BJ’s anytime between 11:30am – 10pm and present the above flyer (hard copy or digital) and 20% of their food and soft beverage sales will be donated to Polio Plus! It’s that easy… take a flyer… order lots of food… eat lots of food… present the flyer when your pay… POLIO+ gets to keep doing amazing work in the world!  Added plus - the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching all donations!
 
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It's Tamale Season in South Austin

Tamale Season is here again, and The South Austin Rotary Club has a great way for you to get the BEST Tamales in Texas... and MAKE A DIFFFERENCE at the same time! Each CASE contains 2 dozen DELIA’S Tamales of the same flavor and is packaged in an insulated sport pack. This packaging makes the perfect Christmas gift for family, friends, neighbors, or clients. They’re also ideal to serve at your office Christmas party or family gathering and we do have large order discounts available for orders over 10 Cases!  
Delivery will be the weekend of December 7-8th.
2 dozen per CASE (of the same filling): $35
Choose between Pork, Chicken, and Bean
ORDER NOW

Deadline to place your order is November 18th!
It's Tamale Season in South Austin 2019-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Thank you Rotary Club of South Austin!

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Sharing a message we received "Thank you Rotary Club of South Austin for helping fund the soup kitchen by helping us not only with daily meals but also helping us put on this special Labor Day meal. Besides our residents in the transitional housing facility, we had numerous people who are homeless and living in the streets and under bridges nearby." Love it when we can make a difference!

Mickie Powers, Non-profit Director

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Welcome Peter and Rachel!

Welcome new members Peter Berardino (sponsored by Jenny Turney) and transferred member Rachel ElShamy!!
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Sponsorship of Arctic Scholar

Seyi (Oluwaseyi Odufuye) and her sister stopped in for us to wish Seyi well in her travels to the Artic on an environmental expedition with renowned explorer and environmentalist, Robert Swan. South Austin Rotary is one of the Austin area clubs supporting Seyi in this great adventure. We also presented her with a small South Austin Rotary banner, t-shirt and tamale lunch cooler, so we will travel with her at least in spirit and perhaps selfies!
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Congratulations to Us!

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Our club is now 100% TRF Giving, 100% EREY Member, and 100% Sustaining Member.  Only 15 other clubs in our district have earned all three distinction this year and, in an average Rotary year, only 4,000 of our 35,500 clubs world-wide do so.  WOO HOO!!

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Roll of Fame - Blair Williamson 2019-05-06 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Omar Webb

Congratulations to our newest Red Badge member Omar Webb!! His sponsor, Linda Voigt, PROUDLY welcomed him to the club and presented him with his red badge during our meeting this week!

Omar has grown up in our Club and participated in countless club activities, service projects, and was even one of our first #RYLA student years ago!

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Feb 23 - Community First Village Tree Planting 2019-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Check Donation To Galindo Elementary 2018-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome Jenny Turney! 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Christmas Party

Such a fun and special Holiday Party tonight with our fellow club members and family! Not only did we have a blast in our “special Christmas sweaters” and our white elephant gift exchange... but District Governor Jerry Chapman also officially inducted our newest member!! Thank you to Allison and Steve Batlin for hosting such a perfect evening and to our President Lynne Lightsey for presiding over the evenings events.
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Spreading Holiday Cheer

Spreading the holiday cheer with donations of $500 each to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters and to Hope Home.
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Service Project - South Africa

This is a sign outside Home Talja thanking South Austin and the other clubs in partnership for grant of $56,000 to buy new wheelchairs, beds, train staff, commercial walk in freezer, and community outreach for educating the rural areas for treatment and understanding of handicapped children.
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New Meeting Place 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Time To Order Your Tamales

Tamale Season is here again, and The South Austin Rotary Club has a great way for you to get the BEST Tamales in Texas... and MAKE A DIFFFERENCE at the same time!  
 
Please consider making a purchase and know that not only are you getting the best tamales in Texas, but your purchase is supporting the many projects of The South Austin Rotary Club!
 
Each CASE contains 2 dozen DELIA’S Tamales of the same flavor and is packaged in an insulated sport pack. This packaging makes the perfect Christmas gift for family, friends, neighbors, or clients. They’re also ideal to serve at your office Christmas party or family gathering and we do have large order discounts available for orders over 10 Cases!  
 
Delivery will be the weekend of December 8-9th.
2 dozen per CASE (of the same filling): $35
Choose between Pork, Chicken, and Bean
Deadline to place your order is Monday, November 26th!
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Official Visit With DG Jerry Chapman 2018-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Installation of Club Officers 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0

Successful Rotary Year 2017-18

The Club Members of South Austin Rotary came together to celebrate an amazing year of service and as we do each year pass the torch of leadership to a new Board of Directors. For anyone who has ever wondered...."what does your club do?" here is a list of just the past 12 months:
Projects & Activities
Served Breakfast at the RYLA In The Rough camp
Hosted a #RotaryYouthExchange Student
Hosted the Mandela Washington Fellows 
Planted 48 TREES at Community First Village
Supported the EAFK at DawsonElementary
Raised funds for Hurricane Relief in Rockport
Hosted a Literacy Night at GalindoElementary
Christmas Gift's for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Built a new interactive playground at Todos Juntos Learning Center
#Handbags4Hope bag collection
Judged the Science Fair at Galindo Elementary Library
Assisted Bowie Interact at the Central Texas Food Bank
Awarded 4 Scholarships to Students from Akins High School AISD
Successful Rotary Year 2017-18 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
DG & Club Leader Installation at the Oasis 2018-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

Interact Club At Bowie

Our service project at Central Bank Texas with Bowie Interact club was a success!  Simon, Mickie and Lisa helped 8 Interactors (and others) load 2700 pounds of toiletry emergency kits .   It was a great evening….the two hours went by way too fast.
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Dawson Elementary Supports Polio 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Celebration of Women Rotary Project

The 2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Rotary for District 5870 Central Texas was a HUGE success!!  In collaboration with Todos Juntos Learning Center and 11 different club's throughout the District we were able to paint 3 classrooms, install artificial turf, and build several interactive play stations for the kiddos! In total there were 12 different installations of stations and projects, but with the donations of clubs and the efforts of our volunteers we were able to complete all of them in 1 day! It was a very successful group effort and we appreciate ALL the time, treasures, and talents of everyone involved!
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Our 60th Anniversay 2018-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

Arbor Day Success

Our Arbor Day on Saturday was fabulous!!! We had ten (well over half of our membership!) South Austin Rotarians participate in one form or fashion.  Thank you---Jeff Christner, Jose Guerra, Blair Williamson, Allison Batlin, Erica Garza, Tom Rollert (Friday detail), Jim McComb, Steve Ross, Simon Garza…and Our District Gene Holiman joined us and dug some holes too!  Jim Hanson with River City Landscaping and two of his crew also provided much help and planning assistance.   Five of the Community First! Village residents assisted us as team leaders along with Heidi Sloan, the manager of Genesis Gardens at CF!   We dug 48 holes for 48 trees, and wheel-barrowed compost and mulch to all 48 trees.   Blair and Jose learned the fine art of pruning fruit trees, and they pruned 48 mature trees.   The folks at Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First! Village are so appreciative of our work.   These trees will be sustaining---providing fruit for the residents and many of their animals-goats and chickens.   We can’t wait to see them grow!
There is still the irrigation part to complete.  We will let you know when that will be scheduled.
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Arbor Day Celebration
 


 
South Austin Rotary Members and Friends have accepted the Challenge of Rotary International President Ian Riseley that every Rotarian worldwide (over ½ million) Plant a Tree in celebration of their 2017-2018 theme of “Making A Difference.”  The South Austin Rotary Club will be planting 30 new Fruit Trees at Austin’s Community First Village on Saturday February 10th, Rotary District 5870 Arbor Day In fact, this day has been Proclaimed by the Mayor’s Office as Rotary Arbor Day! 
 
Choosing the location to plant the trees was an easy selection. The Austin Community First Village is an outstanding organization providing true service to the community. This 27-acre master planned community provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. A development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, this transformative residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
 
Meet up at The Community First Village at 9am on Saturday February 10th  -  Bring a shovel if you have one and a pair of gloves and come dressed for tree planting!  Directions
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Flag Exchange With Rotary Bangalore Garden City

One of our visitors on Jan 3rd  was Mr. Srinivas Babu from Rotary Bangalore Garden City in Bengaluru, India who was visiting his daughter in South Austin.  He brought a flag for exchange.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Holiday Party

The elves at South Austin were out in full force getting ready for the Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Holiday Party. We love nothing better than spreading the holiday cheer to these kids!
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Austin Bat Cruise - Multi Club Social

The Bat Cruise was a wonderful event. There were 75 Rotarians and guests plus Dianne Odegard with Austin Bat Refuge set sail Monday evening. Dianne was the hit of the cruise with not only her talk about bats, but she brought ‘Frieda’ a Mexican Free Tail bat. Frieda was very well behaved particularly while she was eating her wormy dinner.
 
 
 
Austin Bat Cruise - Multi Club Social 2017-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Dawsone Elementary EAFK Ceremony 2017-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Great News from Huis Talje! 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Visit with District Governor, Gene Holiman 2017-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

EarlyAct FirstKnight Ceremony August 25th

The fabulous Tournament of Champions Jousting Event will be August 25 (Friday) at 9:00AM--- at Dawson Elementary, 3001 South First St. (just north of Ben White Blvd).  
EarlyAct FirstKnight Ceremony August 25th 2017-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Video From Evening with Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders 2017-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Conference of Rotary Clubs

We had a blast at the Carnival 2017 Conference of Rotary Clubs. What an amazing job Allison did as the event chair!
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Service Project - Community First Village 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
EAKF Ceremony At Dawson Elementary School 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Global Grant 1639622 - Huis Talje - Bela Bela, Limpopo, South Africa 2017-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
EAKF Program at Dawson Elementary 2017-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Literacy Night at Galindo Elementary School

Literacy Night at Galindo Elementary School.  Each child that attended received a book, as part of our DAP Grant.  We had a total of 650 books - any books left over will be passed out to the remaining children who were unable to attend.
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Dawson Elementary EAFK Ceremony 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
February Is.... 2017-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Supporting The Mother Maryam Foundation 2017-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

Tis The Season....

 
 
Our elves were out buying Christmas gifts for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Texas. Every year our club buys 6 carts full of toys for their annual Christmas Party and is definitely one of our favorite projects!
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It's Tamale Time

 
This year they will be packaged in an insulated sport pack and make the perfect Christmas gift for family, friends, neighbors, or clients.  They’re also ideal to serve at your office Christmas party or family gathering and we do have large order discounts available as well!

Must order by November 28th!

Please consider making a purchase and know that not only are you getting the best tamales in Texas, but your purchase is supporting the many projects of South Austin Rotary.  Projects like local college scholarships, youth leadership camps and exchange, Galindo Elementary, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, water wells and school supplies in South Africa, mosquito nets in Sudan, and medical supplies in Mexico.
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Check & School Supplies Presented to Galindo Elementary School 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

DG Bruce Golden Visits Our Club!

We had the pleasure of a visit by our District Governor Bruce Golden at our meeting today.  He spoke of his goals for our district and some of the upcoming district events.  We also had the opportunity to hear from his wife Sharon, who told us of her focus to help our local libraries. 
 
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Old West Casino Night Festivities Linda 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Get Your Tamales! 2015-11-19 00:00:00Z 0

Trick or Can Pick Up Has Been Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the previously scheduled Trick or Can bag pick up will be postponed. We are rescheduling bag pick up for Wed Oct 28 after 4:00 PM. 
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause on your participation. Please know that your contributions are greatly appreciated.
 
From your friends at South Austin Rotary, we hope everyone has a great and safe weekend."
 
Thank you for your help!!!
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5th Annual Trick or Can

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
We plan to pick up on Saturday Oct 24 after 2pm. In case we miss your donation, please text  us your street address and we will schedule another pick up time. You can text at  Cris Martinez 512.216.9747
5th Annual Trick or Can Pam Blankenzee 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z 0

Oct 24th - Pints for Polio

Come out & join Rotarians, Austinites, & concerned thirsty citizens to once-and-for-all help eradicate polio on October 24 from 5pm to 9pm at Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX.

It's easy to support... just show up and buy Pints!

All proceeds raised at this event will be matched 2:1 thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

That's right... for every $100 raised it will turn into $300 of support for the global eradication efforts!
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Installation Banquet 2015 2015-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Havana Nights 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Cris Martinez Receives Roll Of Fame 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Vision For A Better World Pam Blankenzee 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Help Support Elodie's Half Marathon Pam Blankenzee 2015-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
NAMI check hand-off....($1025 matching from foundation) Pam Blankenzee 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0

Visit with PDG.Prof.Dr. Narayan Mishra

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Nov 02, 2014

We look forward to do some projects jointly in my place which has been devastated by Super Cyclone "Phailin & Hud-Hud".

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Visit with PDG.Prof.Dr. Narayan Mishra Pam Blankenzee 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Tamale Fundraiser Pam Blankenzee 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Trick or Can Service Project a Success! Linda Voigt 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

Trick or Can Food Drive to Benefit Capital Area Food Bank

Posted by Linda Voigt on Sep 30, 2014

We will be having our 4th Annual Trick or Can Food Drive to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.  Volunteers will be dropping off bags on Sunday October 12th and then picking up food on Sunday October 19th.  If you have interest in participating or donating food or money please call 512-516-4797.

Trick or Can Food Drive to Benefit Capital Area Food Bank Linda Voigt 2014-09-30 15:37:58Z 0
Tamale Fundraiser Pam Blankenzee 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Nov. 6 - Club Assembly Pam Blankenzee 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly Aug 7 Pam Blankenzee 2013-08-07 00:00:00Z 0

Allison Batlin Winner of Hawaii Trip

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on May 31, 2013

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Allison Batlin was the winner at the Conference of Rotary Clubs for the raffle of 2 tickets to the Hawaiian Islands. Way to go Allison & Steve! 

Allison Batlin Winner of Hawaii Trip Pam Blankenzee 2013-06-01 00:00:00Z 0

South Austin Officer Installation

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on May 28, 2013

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You are invited to the South Austin Officer Installation - Wednesday, June 12 6pm at County Line on the Hill, 6500 Bee Cave Rd., Austin TX. Ticket prices are $15 - To purchase tickets contact Ruth Allison 512.415.8959

South Austin Officer Installation Pam Blankenzee 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0

Interested In Becoming A Sponsor?

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Mar 21, 2013
We have 8 different levels of sponsorship available for our 16th Annual Rotary Charity Golf Tournament. They are: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Beverage and Hole. To register as a sponsor - Click here for online registration.

If you have selected to be a Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor; You will need to  Complete the Player Form to register your other playersSubmit the form either by email/mail to lkillough@austin.rr.com / Lisa Killough, 2200 Cypress Point East, Austin, TX 78746.
See Sponsorship package details....
Interested In Becoming A Sponsor? Pam Blankenzee 2013-03-22 00:00:00Z 0

Golfer Information

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Mar 20, 2013

Player Entry Fee of $125 INCLUDES:

Green fees and golf cart, Range balls, PLAYER GIFT bags and Dinner and Reception afterwards. Click the button below to Register online or to register by mail (complete form and submit payment to Lisa Killough)

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ENTRY FEES DUE April 22, 2013 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Registration/Check In 11:00 – 12:30 pm

Box Lunch…………………...12:00 pm

Shotgun Tee-Off……….……. .1:30 pm

Dinner and Awards……………6:00 pm

Door Prize Raffle……….……..6:30 pm

Golfer Information Pam Blankenzee 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
2012-2013 Service to Our Community and Our World Includes… Pam Blankenzee 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Tee-Up For Rotary

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Mar 20, 2013

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16th Annual Rotary Charitable Golf Tournament

Saturday April 27, 2013

Onion Creek Club
2510 Onion Creek Parkway, Austin, TX 78747
(512) 282-2150

The South Austin Rotary Club and South Austin Rotary Foundation are proud to announce our 16th Tee-Up for Rotary Golf Tournament, to be held Saturday April 27th at Onion Creek Club located at Onion Creek Parkway, Austin, TX. Onion Creek Club has one of the most gently rolling fairways shaded by towering cypress, oak, and pecan trees that line the banks of Onion Creek.

100% of the net tournament proceeds go to College Scholarships and Local Community and International Humanitarian projects.

 

Tee-Up For Rotary Pam Blankenzee 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
South Austin Rotary Club Provide TV to Galindo Elementary School Linda Voigt 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Club's New Meeting Location

Posted by Linda Voigt on Jan 30, 2013

The South Austin Rotary Club has changed their meeting location from Canolli Joe's to Opal Divines (Pen Field) Restaurant beginning with the meeting scheduled for February 6th. The new venue is located at 3601 South Congress Avenue and is about 0.4 miles north of Ben White Blvd. The meetings will still begin at noon.

South Austin Rotary Club's New Meeting Location Linda Voigt 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Club's New Meeting Location

Posted by Linda Voigt on Jan 30, 2013

The South Austin Rotary Club has changed their meeting location from Canolli Joe's to Opal Divines (Pen Field) Restaurant beginning with the meeting scheduled for February 6th. The new venue is located at 3601 South Congress Avenue and is about 0.4 miles north of Ben White Blvd. The meetings will still begin at noon

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South Austin Rotary Club's New Meeting Location Linda Voigt 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Tree

Posted by Allison Batlin on Jan 08, 2013

A healthy Rotary club is much like a tree:

Grown in soil of service, its roots are

made up of respect for all,

The trunk of the tree is communication, the

life line for a healthy club

The limbs of the tree sweep from the earth

to the heavens above, with buds of trust

and truth.

Finally, the tree's green leaves indicating

a healthy thriving club.

Yes, we may lose a few leaves as time

progresses, dropping as their colors change

with age,

Yet, new ones will take its place and

becoming a permanent part of the tree and

its system of growth.

As seasons come and go, we see a constant

change in our tree...

its shape and its growth,

still the basic aspects of our tree remain

firmly planted for generations to come. . . .

service, respect, communication, with trust

and truth bind us as one

You are our newest Ieaf... may you bud,

bloom and grow, creating an orchard of

service above self.

 

Rotary Club Tree Allison Batlin 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z 0

KIPP Service Project

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Nov 27, 2012

 Check out the photo album for more photos..

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KIPP Service Project Pam Blankenzee 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Galindo Elementary School Marquee Linda Voigt 2012-10-06 00:00:00Z 0

Denim & Diamonds Foundation Gala Registration is Now Open

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Aug 09, 2012
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The Denim & Diamonds Foundation Gala & Fundraiser is set for Oct. 27. The registration for this event is now open. Tickets are priced at $70 per person - this price includes all food and beverages. This event will be held at the Schwertner Ranch & Event Center in Salado. Register Now.
Denim & Diamonds Foundation Gala Registration is Now Open Pam Blankenzee 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
August 14 - Rotary Moment Tweet Day Pam Blankenzee 2012-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute - How Rotary Stays Revelant to Young Members Pam Blankenzee 2012-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Special Room Rate for Bi-District Reunion Pam Blankenzee 2012-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Rotary Foundation & Membership Seminar - August 11

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Jul 24, 2012

It’s time to sign up for our Annual Rotary Foundation and Membership Seminar that will be held on August 11th at the Lake Aire Medical Center located at 2423 Williams Drive in Georgetown.  In addition to Foundation and Membership training there will be a three hour Future Vision Management (Grant Writing) Certification Training Session.  The cost is only $15 and includes lunch.  Please see the District website for more information and to register. 

 

Annual Rotary Foundation & Membership Seminar - August 11 Pam Blankenzee 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0

Intro to Club Runner Site

Posted by Amber Scarborough on Jul 16, 2012
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I am thrilled to introduce our new club runner website to each of you!  Please take 5-10 mins to access www.southaustinrotary.com and explore some of the new things we now have access to.  Our web-site is a direct connection to club runner which is the program that takes each of our individual information and connects it as a club, it also takes all the individual clubs and connects them into a district and then all the districts in to Rotary International.  This is a very powerful integration that puts all of our information into one place. 

Intro to Club Runner Site Amber Scarborough 2012-07-17 00:00:00Z 0

Bi-District Reunion Registration Is Now Open

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Jul 09, 2012
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Registration for the Bi-District Reunion is now open! This event is Sept. 14-15 in San Marco at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center. Rotary Clubs coming together in Fun & Fellowship, Rewarding Work, Community and International Projects. Register before Sept. 1 and take advantage of discounted pricing. Click here to REGISTER.
Bi-District Reunion Registration Is Now Open Pam Blankenzee 2012-07-10 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Acknowledged By US Senate

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Jul 04, 2012
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The US Senate has issued a Resolution (S.RES 473) Commending Rotary International and others for their effort to prevent and eradicate Polio. This is quite significant and should make every Rotarian and Friend of Rotary very proud. This only prove that great things can happen when we all come together for a common cause. We’re very close and getting closer each and every day. Go to the downloads folder on the District website to read Senate Res 473 & the latest Polio Eradication update. “They,” said it couldn’t be done and we’ve already done far more than every expected.
Rotary Acknowledged By US Senate Pam Blankenzee 2012-07-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Jul 02, 2012
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Linda Voigt won the Rotary of the Year Award. She was presented her award at the induction ceremony on June 27.
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June 28th - Installation Dinner

Posted by Pam Blankenzee on Jun 26, 2012
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The Installation Dinner will be on Thursday June 28th starting at 6:00pm at the Tres Amigos at Slaughter and Manachaca. Please RSVP to the Evite. The price is $11 per member ($1 goes to EREY), $10 per adult guest, and $8 for children under 18. (Please note that the $1 contribution to EREY is voluntary.)
June 28th - Installation Dinner Pam Blankenzee 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Linda Voigt 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Linda Voigt 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Linda Voigt 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Ending Polio - 2012 Progress Pam Blankenzee 0

Ending Polio is Getting Closer

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
There have been 96 polio cases reported this year compared to 274 cases at this time last year. We are getting closer!

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